PHARE & RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Visit Cambodia during Low Season

Do you ever find yourself longing for rain? Living in a rural village outside of Siem Reap and being an avid bicyclist, I'm very aware of road conditions. Writing this in the middle of dry season (November - April), I'm reminded how dusty things are during this long...

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Impact Travel – Backstreet Academy

What is "Impact Travel" and why is it important?   Sustainable tourism is an industry committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people. Responsible tourism minimizes negative social,...

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Oh Rats! – And the Work they do in Cambodia

  By Sunita Mager RATS. For most people, they are a nuisance. They are big, scary and harry. They have a long tail, eyes that glow in the dark and are notorious for nibbling on anything and everything. Some even think them a PEST! In Cambodia, rats are considered just...

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So Phare, So Green!

Phare are committed to our beloved hometown of Siem Reap. We think it’s great that the word is out about the joys of Cambodia. We want the world to see this beautiful country and our shows but the growing impact that tourism is having on the environment is cause for...

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‘An Artist’s Rain’: A Live Painting Spectacular

'An Artist's Rain': A Live Painting Spectacular Live painting is organic, unpredictable and extraordinarily exciting. Not even the artists know where the tale will travel. So we've teamed up with Little Red Fox Espresso to bring the excitement of live painting to the...

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What is Khmer New Year?

What is Khmer New Year? By Mengteang Thong Cambodian people have many holidays during the year. One of the most important is Khmer New Year (Khmer: បុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី, pronounced: Choul Chnam Thmey). It is celebrated over three days starting from the 13th or 14th of...

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Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct

Apsara Authority introduces the “Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct” after several recent incidents of inappropriate behavior. See the Code of Conduct here, with video.

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Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival)

Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival) Cambodia's Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, takes place this week. An annual event to mark the reversal of flow between the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, it takes place during the full moon and is the largest and most...

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Workshop: Thinking Critically in the Workplace

Workshop: Thinking Critically in the Workplace On April 22nd and 23rd, Phare, The Cambodian Circus staff took part in a critical thinking workshop facilitated by NGO trainer Lim Vannak and sponsored by the EU. "The workshop began with a question," says  Hun Kimhak,...

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